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Intro to Computers in Spanish and English
If you have always wanted to learn to use a computer, this is the perfect time. Our knowledgeable Reference Staff member and technology expert, Sacha Chavez, will introduce you to computer basics. He will be offering the class in English and Spanish. Spanish Speakers can join us on January 6 at 6 PM for a Computer Basics Class in Spanish. English speakers can join us on January 13 at 6 PM for a Computer Basics Class in English. Chavez will explain using the mouse, browsing the internet, and how to use online tutorials to continue the educational process. Handouts are available in both classes for review. Please RSVP.
If you are looking for a new job in 2015, the Hoboken Public Library can help with our Resume Class on Tuesday, January 13 at 3 PM. Reference Librarian, Aimee Harris will review the basics or writing resumes and improving your existing resume. If you have a resume on a flash drive, as an email attachment, or saved in the cloud, you will be able to work on it in our portable computer classroom. You may also bring a printed copy for resume. Handouts will be available and you are always welcome to stop by the reference desk for further assistance.
If you are an art lover, we hope you will stop by to see Iris McCort’s Cityscapes + Seascapes on display in our third floor Art Gallery in January. There will be an Art Reception on Tuesday, January 13 from 6:00-7:30 PM, where you will be able to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments. Iris McCort was born and raised in Hoboken, New Jersey. Having attended local schools, she became a Special Education teacher and worked in the Jersey City school system for over 30 years. She used art as a medium to get concepts across to her multiply handicapped students. Having grown up in Hoboken with a working waterfront and looking at the NYC skyline every day, with this show, she wanted to express her appreciation of the urban landscape on paper using pastels, watercolors and inks for this. Part of her year is spent on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. The sun, sand and sea have given her dramatic materials to create breezy seascapes.
On Thursday, January 15 and Thursday, January 22, come and learn all the basics of quilting from sewing professional and longtime sewing educator, Megan Avery. Megan has owned and operated her sewing studio here in Hoboken for the last 10 years. Students will create a community quilt that will be displayed at the library! For adults and teens only.
Open Tech Q&A
Whether it is a new lap top, ereader, or tablet, if you have a technology question that you need answered, come in on Tuesday, January 20 between 6 and 7 PM and our helpful Hoboken Public Library, technology expert Sacha Chavez will help you with the answer. He will also have some of the library’s laptops, tablets, and ereaders available for those who are curious about them. Just come in; first come/ first served. Also HPL resident library card holders can checkout tablets and ereaders preloaded with ebooks at the reference desk.
On Saturday, January 24 at 6:00, join us for a cooking program using equipment from our makerspace. Whether you love to cook or are just learning how, come in to learn some new techniques, get helpful hints, and try some tasty treats. Please disclose any food allergy information.
Adults Only Open Creation Time
There will be a be an adults only open makerspace time on Saturday, January 24 from 11-4pm, for those 18 years and over
Starship Troopers Book Discussion
Join us for the first HPL Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Discussion of 2015! On Monday, January 26 at 6pm, will discuss Robert A. Heinlein’s action packed classic, Starship Troopers. Along with the book discussion we will discuss our favorite science fiction and fantasy authors, books, movies, and TV shows and decide on other works we will be reading in 2015. If you are a long time fan or a newbie to the genre, we would love to hear your ideas. If you can’t make the meeting, but would like to stay informed about what books we are reading, email to email@example.com and ask to be added to our mailing list.
Free Movie Night!
There will be a free movie showing on Tuesday, January 27! Meet fellow cinema fans and enjoy a great Science Fiction film projected in our media room. Call 201-420-2347 for more details!